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Old 04-02-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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98 Ford steel wheels on 2012 Ford van?

I can't seem to find the definitive answer on this. Will 16" steel wheels from a 1998 E250 clear the front brakes on a 2012 E250? I know the bolt pattern and all that will line up, just not sure if the steel wheels have enough clearance for the bigger brakes on the 2008+ vans. Thanks!
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I can't seem to find the definitive answer on this. Will 16" steel wheels from a 1998 E250 clear the front brakes on a 2012 E250? I know the bolt pattern and all that will line up, just not sure if the steel wheels have enough clearance for the bigger brakes on the 2008+ vans. Thanks!
When I swapped my '03 brakes for the '08 & later versions the same steel wheels were used, fit perfectly.

Clearances are a bit slim at least as compared to the earlier calipers, rotors etc. In over 50K miles so far there have been no problems or issues with stock steel wheels fitting the larger brakes.

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They will... wheels are the same.
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Thanks guys. I thought I remembered reading somewhere that the older alloy wheels wouldn't fit on 08+ vans due to the larger brakes, but maybe that was in my mind.
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